Month: January 2022
The OneSource Center Shoppers Club warehouse redistribution center continues to explore ways to stretch agency’s budgets, and is moving to annualized billing in 2022 to streamline this process on our end. Members will be receiving their annual invoice shortly. The annual fee schedule has been modified slightly to support operational expenses associated with offering such deep discounts and incredible donated offerings to the nonprofit community.
Most nonprofits are amazed at the great selection of furniture and merchandise and the low prices which help stretch operations budgets. Many agencies recoup the incredibly low membership fee in their first visit. It’s a win-win for agencies and for corporations who donate to help those in need. Learn more about the Shoppers Club, see a video tour and find our annual membership form here.
Interested in supporting a food secure community? The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is holding its first bimonthly meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, January 12. The organization’s vision is a food secure community with a mission to advance a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system for all through collaboration and advocacy. Meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity to network, learn about being an effective food system advocate, and how to be involved in strategically prioritizing the regional good food policy agenda. More information is available here:
OneSource Center is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations delivering on their missions to meet the needs of our community. Our Common Good Voucher Program is designed to support agencies that provide essential household and personal items to individuals in need through their programs.
The 2021-2022 Common Good Voucher Program will allow OneSource Center to provide vouchers to participating OneSource Center member organizations that are redeemable by your clients while shopping in our Common Good Warehouse. Through grant funding we are able to provide these vouchers at no cost to the participating agencies. The agencies will determine which clients receive the vouchers based on their assessment of the client’s needs. The agency should be prepared to have an agency representative accompany clients to the OneSource Center Common Good Warehouse.
Target population is agency clientele who are low-income and in need of household goods. While we will distribute vouchers in $25 increments, the partner agency decides the total amount received by the voucher recipient. Each voucher is for a one-time visit; no credit will be issued for unused value. Merchandise received can include furniture, personal care products, kitchen equipment, household linens, toys for kids, etc.
Another way we can help is to offer you the opportunity to purchase vouchers from OneSource Center to give to your clients. We have one agency that we work with this way and it is a win/win for us and them. They would in most cases be providing gift cards to be used at local retailers. By providing them with vouchers from OneSource Center, their clients are able to get as much as three times the product to use as they need.
Funding for the Common Good Voucher Program is provided through grants from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and the John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust at PNC Charitable Trust.